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Completing the Croatian accession negotiations and prospects for West Balkan EU membership [WP972]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • What are the prospects for completing the European Union’s accession negotiations with Croatia and extending EU membership elsewhere in the West Balkans?
  • How can border, judicial, public administration, corruption and other challenges be best addressed in the context of finalising Croatia’s accession?
  •  Can enlargement ‘fatigue’ and public scepticism within the EU about further enlargement be overcome?
  •  What are the prospects for other accessions, in particular that of Serbia?
  • How would the EU and its policies be affected by enlargement to the West Balkans?

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